Album Review
NME - The Album 2009NME – The Album 2009

You know Christmas is nearly here when bands put out their greatest hits compilations and various different labels and companies put out their end of year best of compilation CD, well on the 16th November, NME magazine join the list of companies putting out compilation CD’s with their ‘NME The Album 2009’ release.

‘NME The Album 2009’ is pretty much what is says on the case an album that features some of the best song’s of 2009 in the opinion of the workers of NME magazine, the album is a double album which features 20 tracks on each CD with 40 tracks in total making up the compilation, the acts on the album vary from well established bands such as Muse, Green Day, The Prodigy to the more up and coming bands such as The Big Pink, The Horrors and Bombay Bicycle Club, the compilation also features bands from a wide genre of music such as indie, punk, nu-rave etc, so it appeals to more people.

There is good and bad points to the compilation featuring music from a variety of genres, the good points are that there is a massive variety of music within the compilation and if you are an open minded person who likes many different genres of music then ‘NME The Album 2009’ is going to be a great buy for you as for £10 you get some massive songs all on one compilation, but on the bad side, if you only like one or two different genres of alternative music then ‘NME The Album’ 2009 may not appeal to you as there is only a 6 or so tracks from each genre of music.

For me the highlights of the album are Biffy Clyro ‘That Golden Rule’, Green Day ‘Know Your Enemy’, The Maccabees ‘No Kind Words’, Gallows ‘I Dread The Night’, The Prodigy ‘Warrior Dance’, but for me it would be pointless buying the album as I already own each and every one of these tracks on the bands own album’s , there are a few surprise tracks that I have never heard before until now such as Bombay Bicycle club ‘The Hill’, Jack Penate ‘Tonight’s Today’, Gossip ‘Love Long Distance’, and I am sure everyone who picks up a copy of ‘NME The Album 2009’ will instantly listen to the songs they love and know and also pick up on some bands and tracks that they have never heard before.

Overall ‘NME The Album 2009’ seems to be a more high profile version of the free CD that the magazine sometimes gives away with their magazine and they have noticed that there is a good market for selling alternative music compilation albums as the alternative music scene is currently buzzing bigger and better than ever before, but just think hard before you part with your money here as the variety within the compilation is massive and might well cater for your music needs but also might not.


Review by Trigger
 Band Members
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 Track Listing
Disc 1
1. Muse - Uprising
2. Kasabian - Fire
3. Friendly Fires - Kiss Of Life
4. Temper Trap - Sweet Disposition
5. Yeah Yeah Yeahs - Zero
6. Jamie T - Sticks & Stones
7. The Big Pink - Dominos
8. Maximo Park - In Another World
9. The Enemy - Be Somebody
10. Franz Ferdinand - Ulyesses
11. White Lies - Death
12. Passion Pit - The Reeling
13. The Maccabees - No Kind Words
14. Gossip - Love Long Distance
15. Jack Penate - Tonight's Today
16. Peter Doherty - Last Of The English Roses
17. Esser - Headlock
18. The Virgins - Private Affair
19. The Cribs - Cheat On Me
20. Gallows - I Dread The Night

Disc 2
1. Biffy Clyro - That Golden Rule
2. Paramore - Ignorance
3. Green Day - Know Your Enemy
4. The Prodigy - Warrior Dance
5. Enter Shikari - No Sleep Tonight
6. The Horrors - Who Can Say
7. The View - 5 Rebeccas
8. Ian Brown - Stellify
9. Bombay Bicycle Club - The Hill
10. Howling Bells - Into The Chaos
11. Little Boots - Remedy
12. Marmaduke Duke - Je Suis Un Funky Homme
13. Marina & The Diamonds - Obsessions
14. Animal Collective - My Girls
15. Danananananakroyd - Back Wax
16. Golden Silvers - Please Venus
17. Phoenix - 1901
18. Manic Street Preachers - Peeled Apples
19. Graham Coxon - Dead Bees
20. Glasvegas - Flowers & Football Tops

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 Review Score Code
- Top Cheese
- Brilliant
- Pretty damn good
- Ok I guess
- What Was That?